Jimmy Contreras’ dream to open a boutique is born – JIMMYSTYLE

Jimmy Contreras’ dream to open a boutique is born –

Last week I was invited to my friend Jimmy Contreras’ Media Party for his new store on the hippest Street in town of late East Passyunk Ave
Many times right before a store, restaurant etc opens the venue has a small party so the media & their friends could check the place out, thus explaining all the social cancellations that they might have put you through in the preceding months. Plus it’s show and tell time, which panned out for them because I went back a few days later, when the cash register was operational, and racked up a bill in the triple digits, it wasn’t because it was expensive, but because they have an eclectic mixed of stuff you just don’t see anywhere else.
JimmyStyle carries an assortment that includes small furniture, candles, frames, gift items, mirrors, pillows, plates and vases, from names such as AREAWARE, Charles & Marie, Jonathan Adler, Naked Décor, Vie Luxe, Votivo, Paddywax and Tribeca Candle.There will also be a chic Baby Corner, with clothing for infants and toddlers, toys and accessories from designers like the Appaman Collection, Kee-Ka Baby, Ooh La La Mama and Trumpette.
Where Magazine’s Zelinda O’Hara stopped by to wish Jimmy well.
Daily Candy’s Meredith Lindemon, Michael (Carlota Ttendant) Byrne, who just returned as the hostess with the moistness to Philly’s Gay Bingo is next up to the mic on June 20 – Summer Lovin’, had me a blast!, Where Publisher Laura Burkhardt and my guy Michael Toub

Naturally Nora Cake Mix (Vanilla, Yellow Cake, Yellow Cake w/ choco cookie stars and Chocolate Cake) (I bought a box or two a few days later)
Megan & Matthew Ray. Both of these youngsters are putting on the final touches for PHILADELPHIA QFEST 09.
The Philadelphia Inquirer Fashion/Style writer Elizabeth Wellington, Jimmy Contreras and the editor of the Style section of the Philadelphia Inquirer who’s name was deleted in my phone when I dropped it

The wall of Love. Jimmy painted this himself!!Contreras’ background is fashion. He worked for Nicole Miller and Kimberly
Boutique, has appeared as a stylist on nationally-syndicated shows such as
Style Network’s “The Look for Less,” does lifestyle segments for Fox29 and
was a fixture at runway shows in New York City for the past six years. A
home store, he said, is part of the natural progression toward building an
entire lifestyle brand.
Fashionista’s both Daily Candy’s Meredith Lindemon and Philebrity’s Joey Sweeney; A tip of the hat to Matthew Vlahos, who is not only Jimmy’s partner, but his PR too, Time after time Matt has proven to be a force in this City as far as getting the word out about a new restaurant, product etc. Do a google search on and see the extent of his magic via all the placements. (he never let’s me brag when I write about his clients, so I thought he would let me slide this time)
Project Runway Winner Jay McCarroll fits right in with his unique brand of style
Jimmy and Sarah Schaffer. Recently Sarah has assumed the role of editor in chief for Capitol File magazine, but will also remain in my post as editor in chief of Philadelphia Style. Last week Sarah moved to DC, a loss to Philadelphia, but a homecoming for Sarah as she grew up in the area. Good luck Sarah.

JimmyStyle also carries holiday cards by Philly “paparazzi” HughE Dillon (oh that’s me) and soaps, scrubs and bath salts by Center City’s Duross + Langel Savonniers. Duross + Langel has formulated a signature scent for the store, and a large block will always be on hand for customers to cut off the size they need.The gift bags were rockin’:

  • Duross & Langel Hand-Made soap w/ lip balm
  • Votivo Candles
  • Paddywax candles w/matches
  • Tribeca Co. Candles (Black & White collection)
  • Scarves by Aci Nae
  • Vintage Jewlery by Sixteen Hundred Below
  • Biscotti by Paradiso Restaurant
  • Biscotti & gift certificate by August Restaurant

Naturally Nora Cake Mix (Vanilla, Yellow Cake, Yellow Cake w/ choco cookie stars and Chocolate Cake) (I bought a box or two a few days later)

  • White Chocolate Wasabi Truffles by Izumi Restaurant
  • Scented Envelope Sachets by Sycamore Fig
  • Lucky Dog Renovations Magnets
  • Pileggi Boutique 10% gift card

Congratulations Jimmy, looks like dreams do come true:

1820 E. Passyunk Avenue, (267) 257-5582